WELCOME TO WHCT West Harpeth Christian Tutorial

Bonnie Kookogey
[email protected]

Course Time:

  • This course is offered on Tuesdays.

Course Prerequisites / Corequisite:

  • This course is typically recommended for 8th-9th grade students.
  • Student must have completed or be enrolled in Pre-Algebra.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the tutor
    or a member of the Academic Affairs Committee.
  • If you are planning to use this course as a high school science credit,
    please contact your umbrella for its acceptance prior to the 9th grade.

Course Texts:

  • Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition.
    Please note, this is the newest edition,
    and a change from previous years.

    ISBN-  9781946506511

  •  Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Notebook (3rd edition)
    ISBN-  9781946506542

  • Exploring Creation with Physical Science Solutions and Test Manual (3rd edition)
    ISBN- 9781946506528

Course Description:

The Physical Science course invites students to see the world around them in a new light through thoughtful
study of such fundamental subjects as atomic theory, general chemistry, physics, electricity, and gravity.

We will use the tools of hands-on experimentation and inquisitive discussion to uncover how it is that we,
as the handiwork of an awesome creator, exist in the natural world He has created.

Class time is meant to supplement and enhance learning done at home.
To this end, when we meet on Tuesdays we will focus on learning from one another in community,
and students are asked to come to class prepared to engage and contribute to that community.

Although the majority of experiments will be performed in class, students will be asked to perform a few
experiments at home in order to heighten learning.  Supplies for these will largely be typical components
found in the home, or will be provided by the tutor.

Course Homework Requirements:

  • A typical week’s homework includes reading, answering questions, and typing a pre-lab.
  • Module tests are taken at home.
  • Students can expect approximately 4-6 hours of homework per week.



  • Module tests are administered at home by a parent
    and returned to school in a signed, sealed envelope.

Course Supplies:

  • texts (3) listed above
  • binder with dividers
  • loose-leaf lined paper
  • index cards
  • scientific calculator such as TI- 30X IIS  -approximately $15

**Summer Assignment:
Read Module 1 and complete On Your Own questions
so we are ready to jump in on Day 1.